Henry Adams Quote

That Swinburne was altogether new to the three types of men-of-the-world before him; that he seemed to them quite original, wildly eccentric, astonishingly gifted, and convulsingly droll, Adams could see; but what more he was, even Milnes hardly dared say. They could not believe his incredible memory and knowledge of literature, classic, mediaeval, and modern; his faculty of reciting a play of Sophocles or a play of Shakespeare, forward or backward, from end to beginning; or Dante, or Villon, or Victor Hugo.


The Education of Henry Adams (1907)

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That Swinburne was altogether new to the three types of men-of-the-world before him; that he seemed to them quite original, wildly eccentric,...

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That Swinburne was altogether new to the three types of men-of-the-world before him; that he seemed to them quite original, wildly eccentric,...

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That Swinburne was altogether new to the three types of men-of-the-world before him; that he seemed to them quite original, wildly eccentric,...

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That Swinburne was altogether new to the three types of men-of-the-world before him; that he seemed to them quite original, wildly eccentric,...